Prince George, June 3, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s four policy resolutions were adopted at this week’s BC Chamber of Commerce AGM. The four resolutions put forward by the Prince George Chamber address local business priorities that are also shared by other communities in the province.
Prince George, May 19, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is presenting three resolutions calling for renewed commitment to the forest industry in BC, updates to the BC Brownfield Renewal Strategy, and support for Canada’s small airports, among other recommendations, at the BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 29 – 31 in Kelowna. The local Chamber is sending three delegates to the AGM to participate in the AGM workshops and present the resolutions during policy debate sessions.
Prince George, April 11, 2016 – As post-secondary students across the province wrap up their academic year this month, some UNBC students aren’t taking exams. Instead, students in UNBC’s “Carbon Management: Sustainable Business in a Carbon-Constrained World” are getting schooled in the business of real life. Students from this particular class are busy putting the final touches on their internationally recognized carbon footprint analysis for participating local businesses. Benchmark Automotive, Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum, Joey’s Only, Nancy O’s, Shiraz Café and Restaurant, Staples, Two Rivers Gallery, and Zaffron Cuisine received formal live presentations from the students on their findings.
Prince George, April 1, 2016 – History was made last night during the Prince George Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting held at the Coast Inn of the North. Witnessed by approximately sixty Chamber members in attendance, Cindi Pohl, Account Manager with Waste Management, became the first woman elected for a second term as president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber CEO Christie Ray states, “We are so fortunate to have Cindi remain president for a second term, especially considering the workload and time commitment that an engaged Chamber president contributes to their position. She’s proven to be the right person for the job.” She continues, “It says something, not only about the changing times, but about the evolution of one of our city’s oldest organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, when not only the President is female, but half of the Board positions are filled by women.”
Prince George, March 2, 2016- After successfully hosting four separate Cash Mobs in Prince George over the past year, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce and Hell Yeah Prince George! (HYPG!) are partnering once again this spring on the Cash Mob initiative.
The two organizations are using Facebook to call for nominations from March 3-7, looking for the public’s suggestions on local retail businesses that they believe deserve a boost of consumer support. For the first time in Prince George’s history, a total of three separate businesses from the nomination pool will receive Cash Mobs between March and May, 2016. The rationale behind selecting three businesses instead of one is to encourage greater public participation thereby deepening the nomination pool and increasing the profile of the initiative.
Prince George, February 4 , 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce, along with community partners: the City of Prince George, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), UNBC-Continuing Studies, Hell Yeah Prince George! (HYPG!), BDC and TELUS, will release the third edition of the Top 40 Under 40 magazine at a launch event this evening, thus revealing the complete list of Top 40 finalists to the public.
BC Chamber and Prince George Chamber Forum to connect local business with resource development opportunities in Northern BC
Prince George, January 8, 2016 – The BC Chamber of Commerce and Prince George Chamber of Commerce are jointly hosting a Business Development Forum that will focus on topics relevant to small and medium businesses serving and supplying the natural resource sector, January 19th, in Prince George.
“Opportunities for small businesses in Northern BC are there for the taking, this forum will provide insights on the current business development opportunities within their reach,” said Jon Garson, president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. “We planned this Northern BC Business Development Forum to coincide with the Premier’s BC Natural Resources Forum because it creates an excellent opportunity to further connect local and regional businesses with major project proponents.”
Prince George, October 24, 2015 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosted their 2015 Business Excellence Awards tonight at the Civic Centre with more than 350 in attendance. The Business Excellence Awards is an annual event hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce to celebrate excellence in ten traditional award categories as well as the second annual Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador award, which was added last year.
Prince George, September 23, 2015 – A partnership between the Prince George Chamber of Commerce and the University of Northern British Columbia has helped local businesses better understand their carbon footprint and has facilitated one local business to become carbon neutral.
Prince George, June 23, 2015– The search is underway once again for Prince George’s top difference-makers. The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016 ‘Top 40 under 40.’ This initiative was introduced by the Chamber in 2012 to support young professionals, and showcase the innovative and inspiring people who live and work in Prince George. The finalists will be celebrated in the ‘Top 40 under 40’ publication, which will be distributed to businesses and organizations throughout B.C. This glossy, full-colour magazine will include pictures and bios of Prince George’s best and brightest entrepreneurs, managers, executives and professionals. This will be the first publication since the Chamber decided to hold the initiative every two years.
“Excitement has been building for the next ‘Top 40 under 40.’ We have received a number of inquiries about when the nominations will open,” says Chamber CEO Christie Ray, “This reflects both the interest in the community in celebrating our exceptional, youthful talent, and the depth of that talent in Prince George.”